Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Region
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur.svg
Flag
Blason région fr Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.svg
Symbol
Country  France
Préfecture Marseille
Highest point Barre des Écrins
 - location Alps, Hautes-Alpes
 - elevation 4,102 m (13,458 ft)
 - coordinates 44°55′21″N 6°21′36″E / 44.9225°N 6.36°E / 44.9225; 6.36
Lowest point Mediterranean Sea
 - elevation m (0 ft)
Area 31,399.8 km² (12,124 sq mi)
Population 4,983,438 (2014) [1]
Density 159 /km² (412 /sq mi)
Subdivisions 6 departments
18 arrondissements
146 cantons
953 communes
President Christian Estrosi
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 FR-PAC
Location of PACA (in red)
Location of PACA (in red)
Website: PACA Region

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur or PACA (Occitan: Provença-Aups-Còsta d'Azur) is one of the 18 administrative regions of France. Its capital is Marseille.

Geography[change | change source]

Map of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is the tenth largest region of France with an area of 31,399.8 km2 (12,124 sq mi). It is in southeastern France and borders to the east with Monaco and Italy (with the Italian regions of Liguria and Piedmont). To the north is the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and to the west is the Occitanie region.

To the south, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur has about 900 km (560 mi) of coast along the Mediterranean Sea.[2]

The distances from Marseille, the capital of the region, to other cities are:[3]

Rivers[change | change source]

The only main drainage basin in the region is the Mediterranean basin; some of the rivers in region are:

Mountains[change | change source]

The Barre des Écrins (44°55′21″N 6°21′36″E / 44.9225°N 6.36°E / 44.9225; 6.36 (Barre des Écrins)), at 4,102 m (13,458 ft), is the highest mountain of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.[4] It is in the Écrins National Park (French: Parc national des Écrins), one of the ten French national parks.

The highest point of the different departments in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region are:[5]

Department Mountain Elevation
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Aiguille de Chambeyron 3,412 m (11,194 ft)
Hautes-Alpes Barre des Écrins 4,102 m (13,458 ft)
Alpes-Maritimes Cime du Gélas 3,143 m (10,312 ft)
Bouches-du-Rhône Bertagne 1,041 m (3,415 ft)
Var Mont de Lachens 1,714 m (5,623 ft)
Vaucluse Mont Ventoux 1,911 m (6,270 ft)

Departments[change | change source]

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is formed by 6 departments:

ISO
3166-2
Shield Department Prefecture Arr. Cant. Comm. Population
(2014)[6]
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
FR-04 Blason département fr Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.svg Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Digne-les-Bains 4 15 199 161,588 6,925.2 23.3
FR-05 Blason département fr Hautes-Alpes.svg Hautes-Alpes Gap 2 15 168 139,883 5,548.7 25.2
FR-06 Nice Arms.svg Alpes-Maritimes Nice 2 27 163 1,083,312 4,298.6 252.0
FR-13 Blason département fr Bouches-du-Rhône.svg Bouches-du-Rhône Marseille 4 29 119 2,006,069 5,087.5 394.3
FR-83 Blason département fr Var.svg Var Toulon 3 43 153 1,038,212 5,972.5 173.8
FR-84 Blason département fr Vaucluse.svg Vaucluse Avignon 3 17 151 554,374 3,567.3 155.4
Total of the Region 18 146 953 4,983,438 31,399.8 158.7

Arr. = Arrondissements          Cant. = Cantons          Comm. = Communes

Demographics[change | change source]

As of 1 January  2014 (2014 -01-01), the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region had a population of 4,983,438,[1] for a population density of 158.7 inhabitants/km2.

Préfecture of Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille

The main cities with more than 30,000 inhabitans (2014) in the region are:

INSEE
code
City Department Population
(2014)
13055 Marseille Bouches-du-Rhône 858,120
06088 Nice Alpes-Maritimes 343,895
83137 Toulon Var 165,584
13001 Aix-en-Provence Bouches-du-Rhône 142,149
84007 Avignon Vaucluse 92,209
06004 Antibes Alpes-Maritimes 75,731
06029 Cannes Alpes-Maritimes 73,744
83126 La Seyne-sur-Mer Var 64,675
83069 Hyères Var 56,502
83061 Fréjus Var 53,511
13004 Arles Bouches-du-Rhône 52,697
06069 Grasse Alpes-Maritimes 50,409
13056 Martigues Bouches-du-Rhône 48,870
06027 Cagnes-sur-Mer Alpes-Maritimes 47,811
13005 Aubagne Bouches-du-Rhône 45,128
13103 Salon-de-Provence Bouches-du-Rhône 44,187
13047 Istres Bouches-du-Rhône 43,463
06030 Le Cannet Alpes-Maritimes 42,454
05061 Gap Hautes-Alpes 40,225
83050 Draguignan Var 40,054
13028 La Ciotat Bouches-du-Rhône 35,631
83118 Saint-Raphaël Var 34,567
13117 Vitrolles Bouches-du-Rhône 34,236
13054 Marignane Bouches-du-Rhône 34,154
83129 Six-Fours-les-Plages Var 33,652

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Populations légales 2014: Recensement de la population - Population des régions" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2525752?sommaire=2525768. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. "Un territoire" (in French). La Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. http://www.regionpaca.fr/la-region/un-territoire.html. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. "La ville de Marseille" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-marseille.html. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  4. "Barre des Écrins, France". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=9904. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. "France Department High Points". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=13605. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. "Populations légales 2014 des départements et des collectivités d'outre-mer" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2525762?sommaire=2525768. Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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Coordinates: 44°00′N 6°00′E / 44°N 6°E / 44; 6